For Two Students, MLK Day Means Discussion, Meeting with Governor

January 18, 2010

On a day when many Americans celebrated the life and work of the Rev.  Martin Luther King, Jr., in song, service and other activities, two Amherst College students participated in a very different yet fitting memorial: They helped lead a conversation about youth violence in nearby Springfield.

Pauyo Plus Eight

By Justin Long

Several Amherst College alumni and students provided assistance to Haiti after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12, 2010. But Thierry Pauyo ’05, a Harvard Medical School student with deep family roots in Haiti, was there from the beginning.

Hope for Haiti?

By Peter Rooney

One year after a massive earthquake struck Haiti, an Amherst College alumna with a key role in monitoring the progress of recovery says there’s reason to be optimistic, even if challenges remain extremely daunting. Meanwhile, students at Amherst continue to contribute their time and resources to help in Haiti, as do many alumni.

Amherst College to Present Sondheim’s Company Jan. 27 to 29

January 7, 2011
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass. — The Amherst College Department of Music and the Association of Amherst Students will present Stephen Sondheim’s Company (1970) as its eighth annual musical on Jan. 27 and 29 at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center.

World-Renowned Renaissance Scholar to Discuss Ancient Manuscript at Amherst College Jan. 28

January 21, 2011                                                     
Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Harvard University professor Stephen Greenblatt, this year’s John Woodruff Simpson Lecturer at Amherst College and world-renowned scholar of Renaissance literature, will discuss the discovery of an ancient manuscript that “set the world on a new course” in a lecture titled “The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began” at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, in Cole Assembly Room of Amherst’s Converse Hall.